Summer Freshmen Families

The New Students Orientation office wishes to thank all parents, family members, and guardians who attended the 2018 NSO program.  The sessions are now closed. You may view our presentation slides below. We look forward to seeing you during Move-In on August 31. Remember to stop by the Office of Parents Services table at the Campus Center Concourse to interact with other families, learn about the many resources available to families of undergraduate students, and write your student a postcard.


An Academic Perspective by Dr. David McLaughlin

An Academic Perspective by Dr. Lynn Phillips

An Academic Perspective by Dr. Claire Hamilton

Money Matters

Coversation with the  with Dean of Students

Living at UMass

Technology at UMass Amherst

Eating at UMass

Academic Success & Varsity Athletics

Campus Health and Wellness

Working Together for Your Student Safety

Fall Transitions

2018-19 Parent & Family Orientation Resource Guide